Hotels & Resorts

Gaya Travel team was recently invited to experience a hideaway gem called Mangala Resort & Spa in Gambang, Pahang, located only two hours and a half drive from Kuala Lumpur. The two-night stay at the resort proved worthwhile because the team did not just feel relaxed, but also reconnected with nature. Mangala Resort...

Founded by the charismatic Bapak Ben Subrata and led by his sprightly daughter who is also the group director Emily Subrata, Sudamala Resorts comprising Sudamala Suites & Villas Senggigi in Lombok and Sudamala Suites & Villas Sanur in Bali focus on elements that are essential, leaving guests totally rejuvenated,...

Jakarta, Indonesia, 2016 – While today’s travellers are more likely to arrive in Jakarta by commercial aircraft or private jet, the city has long welcomed the world as one of history’s most storied marine ports.  Now, the start of a new era in Indonesian hospitality begins with the much-anticipated opening of the...

Lub d Phuket Patong hits Phuket, a fantastic destination in Thailand , with undoubtedly the most creative and unique hostel & hotel experience will open to public on July 19, 2016. Located in the heart of Patong beach, it’s just a 3 minute walk to the beachfront and five to Bangla road. True to their name, guests will...

Situated along the Jalan Skudai Highway within a developing and bustling mixed-commercial hub, the newly launched boutique hotel – The Leverage Skudai – by Chin Hin Hotel Sdn. Bhd. (“Chin Hin Hotel” or the “Company”) is strategically located within close proximity to educational institutions, shopping malls, eateries...

“Can you recommend me a decent and affordable hotel in Kuala Lumpur with a good location?” – we get this question a lot from visiting friends when they are in town. Well, now we can. Kuala Lumpur is beaming with marvellous hotels scattered around the city, but when it comes to location, Premiera Hotel Kuala Lumpur is...

“How can I find an accommodation that offers good city access at an affordable price?” – that always seems to be the question that pops in my mind when planning for my upcoming journey. Being an ardent traveller, I place emphasis on comfort and value-for-money. Fortunately, Cititel Express Ipoh meets both attributes....

Prior to visiting South Sumatera, I thought the province was only about ancient history and gastronomy. After undergoing a seven-day and six-night media familiarisation trip organised by South Sumatera Culture and Tourism Bureau to learn more about the province in conjunction with the Total Solar Eclipse Festival in...

The Settlement Hotel is a smart property that occupies a four-storey building & converted into a contemporary designed boutique hotel in the city of Melaka

First World Hotel is a 28-floor property that boasts 7,351 rooms, with some offering the panoramic views of the Ulu Kali mountain. With its sheer size, the hotel is recognised as the ‘Largest Hotel in the World’ according to number of rooms by the Guinness World Records in 2015. The hotel is adjoined by the First...

Nestled within the Golden Triangle, the true heart of Kuala Lumpur, sits the exclusive Oasia Suites Kuala Lumpur, a stylish hotel that manages to combine its close proximity to Kuala Lumpur’s vibrant nightlife with affording its guests a truly peaceful retreat.

Being introduced to Hotel Tugu Sri Bestari Blitar was such a surreal experience because Gaya Travel team members did feel like being transported back to the days of yore. Located in Blitar – a town three hours’ drive away from Surabaya and an hour and a half from Malang – this palatial property possesses historic...

Built three years ago and owned by the Kedah State Government under the state’s Menteri Besar’s (Chief Minister’s) Office, Gaya Travel Magazine team finds that Adya Hotel Langkawi is one of the best choices of stay in Langkawi, especially for business travellers or groups of families that enjoy shopping. Strategically...

“You’re smiling, that’s a good sign” – I remember Erna, the staff of AMOY Hotel, said to me as she showed me my single room during the weekend I spent in Singapore. And I can’t help but agree with her as the room was indeed cosy and oh so homey that I secretly wished that I could have stayed there a bit longer. Upon...

It takes about one hour and forty five minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport to The Viceroy Bali, criss-crossing the typically harum-scarum Bali traffic, from the wide dual-lanes to single-lane traffic. The cold towels and bottles of chilled water prepared for us in the hotel car offered a bit of relief from...

“The house of Hu’u presents a unique experience for those who appreciate all the good things in life,” says the motto for Hu’u Villas, the new and chic accommodation that hit the Petitenget strip of Seminyak in Bali. For the uninitiated, The Hu’u brand is not foreign to Bali, especially regarding nightlife because the...

Text by: Azizul Arkaan Intro Uluwatu is the most southerly part of Bali. Its landscape is defined by a promontory of majestic limestone cliff, offering visitors a different scene from the other parts of the island. This stunning landscape also serves as the backdrop of Anantara Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa. The resort is...

The InterContinental Adelaide is a fabulous oasis in a city located along the banks of the picturesque River Torrens, within the Riverbank precinct. Upon arrival, guests are welcomed by a commanding facade. Once they step inside, they may find the lobby evocative of retro glamour that comes with a dash of opulence....

Let’s come clean: there’s always something delicious about discovering a secret. It’s like being accepted into a secret society, so exclusive that you need to be a member to actually experience the best bits – and that’s the magic of Melbourne. Everything here from quirky little cafes and rare vintage findings to...

Gaya Travel team were deeply fascinated by one of the latest and boldest accommodations in Ipoh, the M Boutique Hotel, which is a confection based on Malaysia’s colonial past infused with modern and whimsical contemporary décor. There are times in life when you visited interesting places that left a prominent mark in...

YOKOHAMA Takashimaya Attention, ladies! Takashimaya is one of Japan’s most famous department chain store specialising in classic and contemporary clothing, housewares, designer makeup and elegant high-end gifts. And just like many other Japan’s leading department store retailers, the company started with a humble...

If QT Sydney Hotel is a man, it would probably be Chuck Bass from Gossip Girl – fun, seductive and absolutely classy. From the moment I walked in and greeted by the charming staff, I knew I have walked into something special. There is a wow factor and amazing ambiance to this hotel that sets it apart from anything I...

With it’s sophisticated contemporary design, The HAVEN Bali Seminyak sits befittingly alongside the chic shopping strips and eclectic mixture of urban dining and party venues of Seminyak. Being only a short distance from the ever-famous Seminyak Beach as well, where we have our very own exclusive Beach Club, this...

The Royal Bintang Penang is strategically located in the heart of historic Georgetown, the city’s financial district with government offices including business, dining, retail and entertainment outlets just a short driving distance away. The hotel offers its guests the charming history of days gone by combined with...

Nestled on a tropical beach front in the heart of Nusa Dua, Club Med Bali boasts spectacular views of the Indian Ocean. This is an authentic Balinese-style property with modern functionality woven into the fabric of its buildings that employ intricate traditional Balinese carpentry, replete with wonderful splash of...